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Longan vs Banana - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sugars?
Longan
Longan contains less Sugars (difference - 12.23g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Longan
Longan contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Longan
Longan is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.112g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Longan
Longan is lower in glycemic index (difference - 52)
Which food is cheaper?
Banana
Banana is cheaper (difference - $1.2)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Banana
Banana is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Banana
Banana is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Longan Banana
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Longan Banana
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
38
Longan
12
Banana
Mineral Summary Score
8
Longan
10
Banana

Mineral Comparison

Mineral comparison score is based on the number of minerals by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Longan
2
:
6
Banana
Contains more Copper +116.7%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Contains more Iron +100%
Contains more Calcium +400%
Contains more Potassium +34.6%
Contains more Magnesium +170%
Contains more Zinc +200%
Equal in Phosphorus - 22
Contains more Copper +116.7%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Contains more Iron +100%
Contains more Calcium +400%
Contains more Potassium +34.6%
Contains more Magnesium +170%
Contains more Zinc +200%
Equal in Phosphorus - 22

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Longan
2
:
8
Banana
Contains more Vitamin C +865.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +91.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +121.7%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.031
Contains more Vitamin C +865.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +91.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +121.7%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.031

Macronutrients Comparison

Macronutrient comparison charts compare the amount of protein, total fats and total carbohydrates in 300 grams of the food. The displayed values show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Protein
8%
Longan
7%
Banana
Carbohydrates
15%
Longan
23%
Banana
Fats
0%
Longan
2%
Banana

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All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Longan Banana Opinion
Calories 60 89 Banana
Protein 1.31 1.09 Longan
Fats 0.1 0.33 Banana
Vitamin C 84 8.7 Longan
Carbs 15.14 22.84 Banana
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 Banana
Iron 0.13 0.26 Banana
Calcium 1 5 Banana
Potassium 266 358 Banana
Magnesium 10 27 Banana
Sugars 12.23 Banana
Fiber 1.1 2.6 Banana
Copper 0.169 0.078 Longan
Zinc 0.05 0.15 Banana
Starch 5.38 Banana
Phosphorus 21 22 Banana
Sodium 0 1 Longan
Vitamin A 64 Banana
Vitamin E 0.1 Banana
Vitamin D 0 Banana
Vitamin B1 0.031 0.031
Vitamin B2 0.14 0.073 Longan
Vitamin B3 0.3 0.665 Banana
Vitamin B5 0.334 Banana
Vitamin B6 0.367 Banana
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0.5 Banana
Folic acid (B9) 0 Banana
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.112 Longan
Monounsaturated Fat 0.032 Banana
Polyunsaturated fat 0.073 Banana
Tryptophan 0.009 Banana
Threonine 0.034 0.028 Longan
Isoleucine 0.026 0.028 Banana
Leucine 0.054 0.068 Banana
Lysine 0.046 0.05 Banana
Methionine 0.013 0.008 Longan
Phenylalanine 0.03 0.049 Banana
Valine 0.058 0.047 Longan
Histidine 0.012 0.077 Banana
The main source of information is USDA Food Composition Database (U.S. Department of Agriculture)
Dietary Guidelines for Americans is used as the primary source for advice in this web resource
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